Concert organizers said that Bocelli will take center stage at the "Celebrate Africa, the Grand Finale" event in Johannesburg on July 9, two days before the World Cup final.
Bocelli will be joined on stage by Adams and South African soprano Pretty Yende.
FIFA's original lineup for the Kickoff concert was criticized by South Africa's government, which said it didn't have enough local performers.
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